Hotel Meson de los Virreyes
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... everyday and stuffed ourselves as it was Sarah's last two days as well.
Sadly that was the end of my trip and I was genuinely gutted to have to leave. Nowhere near ready to come home and could easily have carried on for another two months. Colombia has been my best overall trip so far. People always ask where's your favourite place you have traveled to but its impossible to answer as it totally depends on ...
... of agricultural produce plod stubbornly along well worn paths and there seems to be all the time in the world to sit and drink bottled beer and munch on empanadas in the temperate climate whilst chatting to the locals on a bench or seated in a cafe overlooking the square as life shuffles along at a very leisurely place.
The village sits in one of the many valleys in the mountain range known as the Cordellera Oriental which is actually part of the Andes ...
... like a gigantic anthill. The traffic continues day and night, which means the whistle blows do too, though by sundown most people are crowding the huge central plaza where live music can be heard and drinks can be had for three times what they cost in Bogota. Thankfully, the cacophony of music coming from all directions you normally hear as the locals compete to blow out their speakers isn't an issue.
Since Villa ...
... and make our way back through the stunning vistas to Casa Terracotta on the other side of Villa de Leyva. Casa Terracotta 14 years in the making apparently. A local potter went a little crazy until his house entered the Guiness book of records as the largest clay house. Him and his family live in this fully functioning, mind bendingly crazy home! $7000 COP allow us full entry to walk all around the family house and what an odd experiance it is! Surrounded by the huge mountains ...
Another marathon journey today, they all are here – the disadvantage of these scenic roads through the hills with commanding views is that you always get stuck behind long queues of trucks – when you finally get to the front, someone decides they want to get off, they all overtake, and the game begins, again & again. Today was only about 200k, but it still took 7 hours (2 changes with no waits).
Today was more annoying than ever as didn't take the cheap local ...
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